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The chairperson announces the final vote and proceeds to wrap up the debates for the day. People get up, speaking quietly about what just happened on their way out. I am still sitting, in shock. I look around and find that everyone in my committee is doing the same. We slowly get up and the tears we were fighting back are now coming. We sob like children all the way to the next venue. Although we are inconsolable we wipe our tears away to keep up appearances during dinner.
To create a better understanding to this very emotional response I should probably start from the beginning. During my
The IEGS Debate Society participated in the 2018 Stockholm Schools Debating Championships in Lund on November 17th, 18th, and 19th. After taking Best Novice Team two years in a row in 2016 and 2017, they set their sights on further improving their skills and performance. The school sent one very hardworking team of five students: Andreas Backman, captain, Daniela Tupan, co-captain, Akshat Deshpande, Dylan Bradford, and a brand new competitor this year, Didrik Bratt.
Over the course of the weekend, the students had an undefeated winning streak of six for six when they headed into the final
We spent a week with European youth just like us, debating important issues that affect the EU and us everyday. Over the course of a week, we learned how to draft legislation, reach consensus on difficult issues, how to debate, how to speak in public and how to understand the other side of an argument despite feeling very strongly for your side.
The EYP experience is truly indescribable, but I’ll do my best. The people you live with go from strangers to your second family within this time, and tears are spilled when it’s time to leave. You spend every waking moment with these people. They
IEGS was very proud to participate the in the second Nordic Schools Debate Championships from the 23rd to the 25th of February this year. The competition was held in Copenhagen, Denmark and saw judges and debaters represented from 17 different countries, with a total of 300 participants!
Ms Berry accompanied Daniela Tupan (IB1G), Andreas Backman (IB2G), Akshat Desphande (IB2G) and Andrew Mabon (IB3G) to the tournament for three days of fierce debate, adjudicated by some of the best judges in the world! It was an intense experience but our students performed well. If they weren't preparing
Between the 9th and 14th of July, when most students were enjoying their summer break, Shelby Edlund (SP2D) and Filip Mellin (NS2A), participated in the International Young Pioneer Union Summit in Shenzhen, China. IYPUS was founded in 2012 and has, till now, successfully held five conferences.
Students across four continents, from over hundreds of prestigious high schools have attended the conference over the past five years. Each year the discussion has focused on a specific topic such as “An Ideal School”, “Innovated Commonweal” and “E-ducation: The information Age of Education”. This year
Last week Friday staff and students here at IEGS had the privledge of participating in Winter Sport Day. Students could choose to do any one of the following activities; skiing, skating, climbing or hiking! Keep reading this blog to find out more about the highlights of the day and the the kodak moments as recorded by Students.
Blog Contribution By Rebecka Durén
I have been waking up at 6am since the age of 12 to get up for school, but no morning have I woken up with as much energy as I did when the alarm went off at 04:50 on Friday the 10th of February - Winter Sports Day
On November 18-20 the IEGS Debate Society took part in the Swedish Schools Debating Championship held at Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket. Twenty teams from seven schools participated in what was an intense and challenging weekend. Many students who were new to IEGS Debate Society this year were able to see the results of their hard work and persistence.
Our team of Emilie Turgeon, Adnane Ben Sennah, Mimi Wilkinson, and Matilda Bergström won the Novice Team championship, and they also placed fourth in the finals for the debate championship overall. Giulia Armiero won Best Novice
At the end of October this autumn I, together with two other natural science students at IEGS, had the wonderful opportunity to go to Grenoble to visit ESRF, a synchrotron facility. Which obviously is a thing we all talk about on a daily basis. It is an electron accelerator, producing X-rays. Which might be even more confusing.
My name is Matilda Froste. I was one of the in total twelve girls who had sent in a contribution to a physics competition that would take us to ESRF and the city in which it lies. We quickly realised using English as a mean of communication in France wasn’t the most
We, the French 5 and IB French B higher level students at IEGS, went on a trip to Lyon situated in the South West of France. The purpose of the trip was to practice our French skills and to experience French culture. In just four days we did a lot of fun things! We stayed at a beautiful apartment, just like the ones in French movies. The sunrise was visible over the rooftops through the kitchen window, and the sunset from the bedroom window. The apartment was located in the nice neighborhood along the Boulevard de Belges, a short walk from the red metro line station Messéna. After our arrival